Cornelius Pass Road work begins Monday
Work on a $5.65 million project to improve a five-mile stretch of Northwest Cornelius Pass Road begins early Monday morning, July 22.
The road will be closed until late September between Highway 30 and Northwest Old Cornelius Pass Road in Washington County. Detours will send traffic to Newberry Road or Skyline Boulevard.
Multnomah County officials said that beginning at 3 a.m. contractor Wildish Standard Paving would start constructing road safety improvements. Work is expected to take more than two months.
The steep, winding and narrow section of Cornelius Pass Road has a history of crashes. County officials said the improvements would reduce some of the rural road's sharp curves, increase sight distance for drivers, improve road shoulders and install caution signs, guardrails and barriers.
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